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1965 Olympia SM8 Serial # 2766578 1965 Olympia SM8 typewriter, Serial # 2766578 Richard Wood's 1965 Olympia SM8 typewriter. 2017-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Wood: 1965 Olympia SM8 Serial # 2766578 Nice typer, feels a solid machine, love case/ribbon lid comes up altogether to change ribbon.

Very nice quiet typer - like the push and set tabs at rear of machine.

A little boring to look at.

Not quite as over engineered as the SM4.

Weirdly, the only keys with springs under them are the green shift keys. Unsure why as the only time the spring engages is if you press down beyond the stop of the key depress.

SOLD!!!!!

1965 Olympia SM8 #2766578

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Richard Wood (Coronaboy)
Created: 12-26-2016 at 04:36PM
Last Edit: 01-20-2017 at 06:10AM


Description:

Nice typer, feels a solid machine, love case/ribbon lid comes up altogether to change ribbon.

Very nice quiet typer - like the push and set tabs at rear of machine.

A little boring to look at.

Not quite as over engineered as the SM4.

Weirdly, the only keys with springs under them are the green shift keys. Unsure why as the only time the spring engages is if you press down beyond the stop of the key depress.

SOLD!!!!!

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Mine has a spring the left side but not the right? is it missing?
Mine has a spring the left side but not the right? is it missing?

Should this have a spring this side too?
Should this have a spring this side too?

Hunter: Richard Wood (Coronaboy)

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